Sorry to have vanished here, folks. Work flared up and I also found myself traveling to London for about a week, which was delightful other than the fact that I found myself working my normal 12 hour day on London time, followed by demanding calls from my boss in California that had me at it another 6 hours or so. It was a pretty rough stretch but I did manage to see some friends, have some nice meals, and walk around one of my favorite cities. The weather was great -- about 65 degrees (fahrenheit) and mostly sunny.
Anyhow, I'm back now, and will try to contribute with a bit more regularity!
I did want to point out that I made the switch -- inadvertently, due to running out of the large 500mg pills -- to 250mg pills of magnesium. I take four of these, rather than two of the big ones. They're the size of a plain ol' vitamin C pill versus the horse pills that are the 500mg versions.
The results on the GI tract appear to be a bit less extreme than the 500mg versions, so that's a good discovery and something to keep in mind.
In mojo news, I endured a particularly painful shot of testosterone in the gluteus maximus that stung like a mofo (not to be confused with mojo) for about ten days. I had the residual ache from the bone marrow on the left side, and the sting from the shot (a first, after five months of no-big-dealness) on the right. I felt like I needed one of those inflatable butt cushions to sit on. The bigger issue was sleeping -- couldn't lie down on either side or roll over at all without it hurting.
Fortunately, it went away. But today I have to go see the urologist again for another shot. Even worse, I have to consult with him since its been six months. "Consult with urologist" is a polite way of saying something probative (in the biological sense) is probably going to happen. Gulp.
I also have purchased, but not yet taken, this Maca root stuff. I'll ask the doctor about that today and hope to dissuade him from other aspects of the exam.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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